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Lead Project Manager

Seoul, South Korea

Job Summary

The Project Delivery Talent Pool provides project professionals to our regional project teams to deliver a range of projects across the globe, including large scale installations of our OSP solution into partner warehouses, the introduction of new products and changes to our existing installations. 

The Lead Project Manager role takes full ownership and accountability for large scale (up to £100m capital value) end-to-end projects, supporting both our retail partners as well as internal project delivery teams. The role is external partner/internal stakeholder-facing and has budget, people management and decision-making responsibilities for the full scope of the project.

An LPM will have the leadership qualities required to drive each stage of their project with various internal and external teams (whether in a head office situation, or on site during a construction phase).

The LPM is the ‘voice of the project’ inside Ocado and with partner counterparts and must be adept at dealing with challenges, risk/issue management, reporting, as well as being instrumental in driving our company culture and values within the team.

As an LPM the type of projects you could typically be accountable for vary from leading an end-to-end delivery of our automated facilities (Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFC), Distribution Centres (DC) and warehouses) across our global locations for one of our partners, to working on new and innovative solutions or technology/software projects across our growing number of sites, or even working alongside multiple other project teams developing central process improvements and rolling out exciting new developments across the global portfolio.


  • You will take full ownership and accountability for large scale (up to 100m capital value end to end projects, supporting both our partners as well as internal project delivery teams.
  • You will provide visible and effective leadership, with a focus on knowledge sharing.
  • You will create and contribute to the company culture and Ocado values.
  • You will have direct and indirect people management responsibilities. You will have day to day management of a team and various disciplines, proactively driving the development of the team and working with individuals to set objectives and create development plans.
  • You will work side by side with Ocado's partner clients throughout the delivery of the project and be their key 'go to' liaison point for project topics.
  • You will ensure that the project is successfully delivered to scope, budget, schedule and quality.
  • You will drive the project by responding proactively to breaking issues, competing priorities and key dependencies to ensure that the right decisions are taken swiftly.
  • You will maintain and monitor progress of the project against Ocado's standard project methodologies.
  • You will be the key project decision maker, managing risks and issues within the project with regular reporting and escalating to senior management when appropriate.
  • You will inspire confidence across the project with timely, professional communications to all levels of the business.
  • You will proactively contribute to the development of best practice for our delivery methodology.
  • You will monitor lessons learned with a continuous improvement approach.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Korean language skills desirable.
  • You will have the leadership qualities required to drive each stage of your project with various internal and external (partner and construction) teams, whether in a head office situation or on site, during a construction phase.
  • You exhibit strong ownership and leadership skills and quickly earn client and stakeholder trust.
  • You remove blockers by identifying alternative and effective ways to manage projects and teams.
  • You support, develop and mentor your team and others across Project Management.
  • You have a highly analytical and logical approach to work.
  • You determine and utilise appropriate communication channels and utilise meaningful insights from data.
  • You are able to read ambiguous situations quickly.
  • You have the experience in understanding and appropriately challenging expert opinions.
  • You are able to respond quickly and effectively to changing priorities.
  • You are experienced in influencing a wide range of business professionals across all levels.
  • You are able to communicate complex ideas across projects and senior leadership teams.
  • You have the ability to show initiative, self motivation and innovation.
  • You hold effective conversations and share information of good quality.
  • You actively listen, understand and respond to stakeholders and customers.
  • You proactively maintain good working relationships.
  • You actively support business growth, process and operational improvement.


  • You have experience leading and delivering large scale projects as the project lead.
  • You have customer facing project experience.
  • It would be beneficial if you have skills in an additional language.
  • Ideally you have had exposure to international clients and/or projects
  • You are proficient with project management tools.
  • You have experience leading people across major capital projects.
  • You are skilled in managing contracts including high labour content.


  • You will have a Bachelors Degree level or higher or equivalent experience.
  • You hold a formal project management qualification e.g. PMP, APM (PMQ, PPQ) or Prince 2 Practitioner


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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